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Memory how to use less?

  1. #1


    Aaron Guest

    Memory how to use less?

    I understand that vista uses memory to store needed data for common programs
    but when you want to play games with only 1g of memory it doesnt work so well
    just wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of common program data to
    decrease memory usage ie to free up more ram? i have vista ultimate
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Steve Thackery Guest

    Re: Memory how to use less?

    Vista should do that automatically.

    Steve



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  3. #3


    Neil Harley Guest

    Re: Memory how to use less?

    Aaron wrote:
    > I understand that vista uses memory to store needed data for common programs
    > but when you want to play games with only 1g of memory it doesnt work so well
    > just wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of common program data to
    > decrease memory usage ie to free up more ram? i have vista ultimate
    > Thanks


    Aaron

    imo if you want to play games on Vista I would add another 1GB stick of
    RAM.

    I'm running with 2GB and playing C+C 3, Ghost Recon 2, Prey etc are no
    problems.

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  4. #4


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Memory how to use less?

    easiest way is to go use MSCONFIG and disable all.
    reboot.
    if you are using on line gaming, be sure and leave the virus program running.



    mikeyhsd@comcast.net



    "Aaron" <Aaron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CBE06920-8423-4D29-9A9A-78AC6D3A0A13@microsoft.com...
    I understand that vista uses memory to store needed data for common programs
    but when you want to play games with only 1g of memory it doesnt work so well
    just wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of common program data to
    decrease memory usage ie to free up more ram? i have vista ultimate
    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Conor Guest

    Re: Memory how to use less?

    In article <CBE06920-8423-4D29-9A9A-78AC6D3A0A13@microsoft.com>, Aaron
    says...
    > I understand that vista uses memory to store needed data for common programs
    > but when you want to play games with only 1g of memory it doesnt work so well
    > just wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of common program data to
    > decrease memory usage ie to free up more ram? i have vista ultimate
    > Thanks
    >

    Vista already does this.

    --
    Conor

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright
    until you hear them speak.........

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